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Egypt, notably the situation of human rights defenders

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Egypt, notably the situation of human rights defenders
European Parliament resolution of 13 December 2018 on Egypt, notably the situation of human rights defenders (2018/2968(RSP))

Executions in Egypt, 8 February 2015

The European Parliament adopted by 480 votes to 51, with 70 abstentions a resolution on executions in Egypt.

The resolution was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE, GUE/NGL, Greens/EFA and EFDD groups.

Noting that in 2017, Egyptian courts handed down at least 186 death sentences and 16 people were executed, Parliament strongly condemned the use of capital punishment, and called for a halt to any imminent executions in Egypt. The Egyptian authorities were asked to review all pending death sentences in order to ensure that those convicted in flawed trials will have a fair retrial. Members called on the VP/HR to condemn the alarming number of recent executions in Egypt, and urged the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the Member States to continue to fight the use of the death penalty.

Furthermore, Members asked the Egyptian parliament to ensure that civilians accused of crimes punishable by death are not referred to exceptional or military courts on any grounds, [...]

Situation in Egypt, 15 January 2015

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Egypt.

The text adopted in plenary was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE, Greens/EFA groups and Fabio Massimo CASTALDO and Ignazio CORRAO (EFDD, IT).

Parliament recalled that since the military takeover of June 2013, the Egyptian Government has conducted a large-scale campaign of arbitrary detention, harassment, intimidation and censorship against government critics solely for exercising their rights to free assembly, association and expression, including journalists, students and human rights defenders, and against political opponents.

It stressed that thousands of protesters and prisoners of conscience have been detained in Egypt since the Egyptian army seized power and that on 10 January 2015 an Egyptian court in the Nile Delta province of Baheira sentenced Karim al-Banna [...]

Freedom of expression and assembly in Egypt

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the freedom of expression and assembly in Egypt.

The resolution was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE, GUE/NGL, and Greens/EFA groups.

The European Parliament condemned strongly all acts of violence, incitement, hate speech, harassment, intimidation or censorship against political opponents, protesters, journalists, bloggers, trade unionists, women's rights activists, civil society actors and minorities and called on the Egyptian authorities to commit to dialogue and non-violence as well as to inclusive governance.

Deeply concerned over a series of recent court decisions in Egypt, including the lengthy jail terms handed down on 23 June 2014 to three Al Jazeera journalists as well as the confirmation of death sentences against 183 people, Parliament condemned the harassment, detention and prosecution of national and international journalists and civil society actors. Overall, it regretted the existence of [...]

Egypt, notably the case of Giulio Regeni

The European Parliament adopted by 588 votes to 10, with 59 abstentions, a resolution on Egypt, notably the case of Giulio Regeni.

The text adopted in plenary was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE, GUE/NGL, Greens/EFA and EFDD groups.

According to information available, Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Italian doctoral student at Cambridge University, disappeared on 25 January 2016 after leaving his home in Cairo. His body was found on 3 February 2016 next to a road on the outskirts of Cairo. The results have yet to be made public. However, according to the Italian ambassador to Cairo, Mr Regeni's body was found to have been subjected to severe beating and multiple forms of torture.

Mr Regeni was conducting research in Cairo on the development of independent trade unions in [...]